Saturday, 20 April 2019

Tag Archives: Muslim

UN rights chief concerned over attacks on Kashmiris in India

LONDON: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, has expressed concern over the brutal targeting of Kashmiris and Muslims by Hindu extremists on the pretext of the Pulwama blast in Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert ...

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British Pakistani loses Court fight over grave edging

LONDON: A British Pakistani Muslim who claimed his human rights have been breached because he cannot install a raised marble edge around his father’s grave lost a High Court battle on Tuesday. Atta Ul-Haq wants to erect 4in (10cm) edging to stop people walking across his father’s grave in Streetly ...

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Trump honours fallen Pak-American Capt Humayun Khan

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump has signed a bill to honour fallen Muslim US Army Captain Humayun Khan, despite long-running fights with his father, a Pakistani-American lawyer, according to American media reports. The bill, filed by Congressman Tom Garrett in July 2017, renames a post office in Charlottesville, a ...

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Zayn Malik sparks backlash by revealing he’s no longer Muslim

BIRMINGHAM: Zayn Malik has claimed he no longer identifies as Muslim – and a fierce backlash has been sparked. The former One Direction star revealed he has ditched religion in a brand-new interview. Malik reportedly said : “I am not professed to be a Muslim,” adding that he would not ...

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Taliban defeated by the quiet strength of Pakistan’s Buddha

SWAT: The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatized Pakistani valley. The holy figure, depicted in a lotus position at the base of a granite ...

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Malaysia mosque bans tourists after viral dance

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian mosque has banned tourists after a video of two female visitors in skimpy outfits dancing in front of the Muslim holy site went viral online. The pair, of East Asian appearance and believed to be foreigners, were filmed doing the dance in skimpy shorts and tops ...

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Kareena Kapoor trolled for marrying a Muslim

BOLLYWOOD: Swara Bhasker defended her Veere Di Wedding co-star Kareena Kapoor Khan when she was trolled for ‘marrying a Muslim’ and for naming her son Taimur. Swara tweeted a photograph of Kareena holding a placard asking for the justice for the eight-year-old girl, who was gang-raped and murdered in Jammu and ...

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Labour suspend councillor over racist comments towards Anas Sarwar

MANCHESTER: Labour has suspended a senior councillor after Scottish party leadership candidate Anas Sarwar alleged he had been the victim of racist comments. A Scottish Labour Party spokesman confirmed it has suspended Davie McLachlan, the leader of the party’s group on South Lanarkshire Council. It comes after Anas Sarwar claimed ...

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Indian court rejects legal attempt to block global release of ‘Padmavati’

MUMBAI: India’s top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic. Caste-based groups have been staging violent demonstrations against Padmavati amid rumours that it will depict a romance between a Hindu queen and ...

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